Richmond Arts Coalition


Dennis Falcon is a pioneer of Richmond BC; His parents moved to Saunders Road in Richmond in 1944, from Vancouver when he was age one.

Dennis received letter award in art and graduated from Steveston high in 1962. He played accordion and went on to higher education. During his working years designing bulk handling systems, Dennis studied painting as a member of the Vancouver Federation of Artists, and was a student of Fred Scheaffer, a Dutch artist and one time president of the FCA.

In 1979 Dennis and Corrine partnered to manufacture plus size sewing patterns, later sold online. In 2008 Dennis retired to playing and teaching piano part time, to painting acrylics, and to helping his son with his certified organic blueberry farm ( Today, Dennis can be found playing piano around the Greater Vancouver area, including Richmond, and is involved with art activities. His works show that here is unlimited originality in plein air painting, and in making up an arrangement of still life and painting it.

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The City of Richmond congratulates the six winners of the ninth annual Richmond Arts Awards, announced at a ceremony last night, Tuesday, May 16, at Richmond City Hall Council Chambers.

Established to recognize the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders, the Richmond Arts Awards are administered by the City of Richmond, developed in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition, and are sponsored by the Richmond News.

And the winners (bolded) of the 2017 Richmond Arts Awards are …


Artistic Innovation  
Recognizes an individual artist or organization that is producing visionary creative work, exhibiting innovation within in their arts discipline and/or bringing a new cultural experience to the City of Richmond.   

  • Border Free Bees
  • Plaza Projects
  • Robin Eder-Warren

Arts Education 
Recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.  

  • Melanie Devoy
  • Shelley John
  • Tony Bowden

Business and the Arts   
Recognizes a business that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through sponsorship, philanthropic and/or volunteer service.

  • Gilmore Gardens and Courtyard Gardens
  • Jason Ko/Viva Pharmaceuticals
  • Lansdowne Centre

Cultural Leadership 
Recognizes an arts professional or organization as a leader in their arts discipline, their organization stewardship and/or their contribution to Richmond’s cultural development.    

  • Cathy Bayley
  • Community Arts Council of Richmond
  • Ming Yeung

Recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through volunteer service.

  • Dale Bailey
  • Nan Baardsen
  • Ray Chin

Youth Arts 
Recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist under the age of 25 who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community. 

  • Anna Toth
  • Emily May
  • Tal Mader


Save the date! 

ArtRich 2017 will have its opening reception on Friday, December 1st, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Richmond Art Gallery.

The exhibition will run from December 2nd to December 31st.
Application forms will be available soon!


The Richmond Arts Coalition is pleased to announce Rob Fillo as RAC’s first ever Executive Director!

“We are excited that Rob has agreed to lend his energy and expertise to move our strategic plan forward. Together we envision a successful and bright future for RAC and the arts here in Richmond.” – RAC Chair, Linda Barnes




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Our Mission

To promote, support and advocate for the Arts in all their various forms within Richmond, BC.

Our Vision

RAC Vision:

Richmond is recognized as a creative community. This means:

  1. The City is an Arts destination with a vibrant Arts scene which values and appreciates all forms of the Arts.
  2. The community is engaged in activity which includes:
    1. A variety of Arts-related objects, performances and experiences available to the public
    2. Arts gathering spaces
    3. Meaningful connection between culture, heritage and the Arts
    4. The Arts are used to explore cultural connectivity
    5. A friendly and welcoming community including daytime and night-time vibrance
    6.  A wide variety of Arts-related programs and events
    7. Sustainable and stable Arts organizations
    8. Arts-focused hubs (The Arts District in the City Centre Official Community Plan and Steveston)
  3.  The livability of the community encourages artists to live and work in Richmond.

Our Sponsors

    • Gateway Theatre
    • Richmond News
    • Innovation Networks
    • City of Richmond
    • Government of Canada (Department of Canadian Heritage)
    • Richmond Canada 150

Our Partners

    • City of Richmond
    • Gateway Theatre
    • Richmond Art Gallery
    • Steveston 20/20
    • Gulf of Georgia Cannery
    • Steveston Historical Society